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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 30

    Experts Assess Whistleblower's Lawsuit Challenging Vanguard's Tax Structure

    Experts Assess Whistleblower's Lawsuit Challenging Vanguard's Tax Structure
    Following up on Saturday's post, Former Vanguard Tax Lawyer Files Whistleblower Suit Alleging Mutual Fund Giant Became Low-Cost Leader by Evading $1 Billion in Taxes: Philadelphia Inquirer, Vanguard's Singular Model Is Under Scrutiny:…
  • Jul 30

    House May Vote This Year to Repeal Estate Tax

    House May Vote This Year to Repeal Estate Tax
    Bloomberg, House May Vote This Year to Repeal Estate Tax, Camp Says: Republicans are considering voting this year to repeal the U.S. estate tax, said House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp. Camp, a Michigan Republican, told reporters in the…
  • Jul 30

    Are Academic Law Libraries Doomed?

    Are Academic Law Libraries Doomed?
    Following up on my previous post, WSJ: Law Libraries Are Doomed: Kenneth J. Hirsh (Cincinnati), Like Mark Twain: The Death of Academic Law Libraries Is an Exaggeration: At the 2013 CALI Conference on Law School Computing, Professor James…
Rank this Week: 2

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Jul 30

    Biglaw Firm Ordered To Make A Video Apologizing For Discovery Abuse

    Biglaw Firm Ordered To Make A Video Apologizing For Discovery Abuse
    Litigators are like unruly kids, which is why this benchslap with a sanction straight out of elementary school is so appropriate.
  • Jul 30

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.30.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.30.14
    * Court needed a Chinese language interpreter. Rather than find a professional legal interpreter, the judge just told the lawyer to head down to the local Chinese restaurant and grab somebody. [Legal Cheek] * News from former Virginia…
  • Jul 30

    Many Thanks To This Week’s ATL Advertiser

    Many Thanks To This Week’s ATL Advertiser
    Above the Law extends thanks to its advertisers.
Rank this Week: 3

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
  • Jul 30

    In Hedge Fund, Argentina Finds Relentless Foe

    In Hedge Fund, Argentina Finds Relentless Foe
    A court has ruled that unless Argentina settles a debt dispute with a hedge fund, it is barred from paying its main bondholders.
  • Jul 30

    G.E.’s Retail Finance Arm Raises $2.9 Billion in I.P.O.

    G.E.’s Retail Finance Arm Raises $2.9 Billion in I.P.O.
    The business, now known as Synchrony Financial, priced its shares at $23 each, at the low end of its expected price range. That values the newly independent company at $19.1 billion.
  • Jul 30

    Former Top Spokesman for N.Y.S.E. to Join Public Relations Firm

    Former Top Spokesman for N.Y.S.E. to Join Public Relations Firm
    Robert Rendine, who was the top spokesman for the parent of the New York Stock Exchange until late last year, will be joining Sard Verbinnen & Company as a managing director on Sept. 15.
Rank this Week: 4

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jul 30

    Hawley on Jurisdiction in Hobby Lobby

    Hawley on Jurisdiction in Hobby Lobby
    Erin Morrow Hawley (University of Missouri School of Law) has posted The Jurisdictional Question in Hobby Lobby (Yale Law Journal Forum (Fall 2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores may well be the biggest case...
  • Jul 30

    Trebilcock on the Future of the World Trading System

    Trebilcock on the Future of the World Trading System
    Michael J. Trebilcock (University of Toronto - Faculty of Law) has posted Between Theories of Trade and Development: The Future of the World Trading System on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper first traces the evolving legal status of...
  • Jul 30

    Eyal on Nudging

    Eyal on Nudging
    Nir Eyal (Harvard Medical School) has posted Nudging by Shaming, Shaming by Nudging (Int J Health Policy Manag 2014; 3: 53–56) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In both developing and developed countries, health ministries closely examine use…
Rank this Week: 5

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jul 30

    Exonerated Innocent Man Describes 21 Year Prison Nightmare

    Exonerated Innocent Man Describes 21 Year Prison Nightmare
    Kenneth Ireland of Connecticut was 17 when he was arrested for raping and killing a woman. During his police interrogation, he maintained his innocence. He was 18 when he was tried and convicted. 21 years later, in 2009, he was freed after…
  • Jul 30

    ISIS Mass Massacre in Tikrit: "Down By the River"

    ISIS Mass Massacre in Tikrit: "Down By the River"
    I can't bring myself to watch (and won't link to) the ISIS video of the massacre of hundreds of Shi'ite Muslims and army deserters in Tikrit. Almost all are in their 20's and 30's. The video is 36 minutes long, and the real... [[ This is a…
  • Jul 29

    Tuesday Night Open Thread

    Tuesday Night Open Thread
    Our last open thread is full. Here's another one, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 6

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jul 30

    Rights groups condemn Algeria for unfair trial of activist

    Rights groups condemn Algeria for unfair trial of activist
    Two major human rights advocacy groups on Tuesday voiced [HRW press release] their opposition to the "unfair trial" that led to the conviction of 26 Algerian activists on charges of holding an "armed gathering" and violence against the…
  • Jul 30

    Appeals court overturns law that would close Mississippi abortion clinic

    Appeals court overturns law that would close Mississippi abortion clinic
    [JURIST] A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website] ruled [text, PDF] on Tuesday to overturn a 2012 Mississippi state law [text, PDF] that would have closed Jackson Women's Health Organization…
  • Jul 28

    UN rights chief calls for end to fighting in eastern Ukraine

    UN rights chief calls for end to fighting in eastern Ukraine
    [JURIST] The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] on Monday issued a report [text, PDF] documenting what it refers to as "the continuing deterioration of the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine"…
Rank this Week: 7

Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

Covers renewable energy, green technology, green building, climate change, and financial incentives.

http://sustainability-counsel.com
  • Feb 7

    All Good Things Must Come To An End

    All Good Things Must Come To An End
    As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and our blog is no different.  We have enjoyed nearly four years of blogging, but now it’s time to turn our attention to new endeavors and new outlets. … Continue…
  • Dec 20

    LEED® Certification Milestone

    LEED® Certification Milestone
    Read more about an important milestone for LEED®. Hannah Dowd McPhelin, Esq.  Filed under: Green Building Tagged: Green Building, LEED®, Sustainability Practices, USGBC
  • Dec 8

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day
    Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), GSA is required to evaluate green building certification systems for use by federal agencies every five years.  Recently, the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA)…
Rank this Week: 8

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Jul 30

    [Eugene Volokh] U.S. Commission on Civil Rights member, on university speech code

    [Eugene Volokh] U.S. Commission on Civil Rights member, on university speech code
    I testified last week at a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights briefing on sexual harassment law in education, and I found these comments from Commissioner Michael Yaki — a former senior adviser to Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and a former member of…
  • Jul 30

    [Dale Carpenter] Same-sex marriage and animu

    [Dale Carpenter] Same-sex marriage and animu
    In yesterday’s New York Times, Adam Liptak considered the possibility that Justice Kennedy might not be persuaded that state laws limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples reflect unconstitutional animus against same-sex couples.…
  • Jul 30

    [Jonathan H. Adler] En banc D.C. Circuit upholds USDA country-of-origin labeling rule

    [Jonathan H. Adler] En banc D.C. Circuit upholds USDA country-of-origin labeling rule
    Yesterday, in American Meat Institute v. USDA, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, sitting en banc, upheld the constitutionality of USDA regulations mandating detailed country-of-origin labeling for meat products.…
Rank this Week: 9

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    VT - Sex offender registry under fire again

    VT - Sex offender registry under fire again
    Original Article 07/18/2014 By Jennifer Reading MONTPELIER - It's another black mark for the Vermont Sex Offender Registry. "There are errors. And they should not have been there," said Doug Hoffer, D-Vt. Auditor. Hoffer says the system…
  • Jul 19

    CA - Tehachapi removes local sex offender ordinance from the book

    CA - Tehachapi removes local sex offender ordinance from the book
    Original Article 07/10/2014 By JACK BARNWELL Tehachapi's city council on Monday finalized a repeal of a local sex offender ordinance in order to stave off potential lawsuits. City Attorney Tom Schroeter had recommended the council repeal…
  • Jul 19

    MA - Templeton approves sex offender residency restriction

    MA - Templeton approves sex offender residency restriction
    Original Article 07/11/2014 By George Barnes TEMPLETON - Voters at a special town meeting Thursday night approved a bylaw establishing sex offender residency restrictions. The restrictions, proposed by resident Rachael Messina, were…
Rank this Week: 10

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Mortgage Fraud Conspirators Jailed for Straw Buyer Kickback Scheme

    Mortgage Fraud Conspirators Jailed for Straw Buyer Kickback Scheme
    Gregory D. Anderson, 47, Kingstree, South Carolina, was sentenced to 15 years prison, and his co-defendant Anthony C. Carrothers, 49, Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced to 10 months, for their involvement in a mortgage fraud conspiracy…
  • Jul 30

    Contractor Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Stealing Investor Fund

    Contractor Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Stealing Investor Fund
    Jonathan Lee Oliver, 41, Missoula, Montana, was sentenced to 100 months in prison for diverting construction funds he received from investors in eastern Montana and North Dakota, and using the money for himself. On February 25, 2014, Oliver…
  • Jul 30

    California Man Convicted of Running Straw Buyer Scheme

    California Man Convicted of Running Straw Buyer Scheme
    Leonard E. Williams, 52, Sacramento, California, was found guilty after a six–day trial in a mortgage fraud case of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and two counts of money laundering.  The trial was held before United…
Rank this Week: 11

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Jul 30

    U.S. House Authorizes Lawsuit Against Obama in 225-201 Vote

    U.S. House Authorizes Lawsuit Against Obama in 225-201 Vote
    House lawmakers voted Wednesday to authorize House SpeakerJohn Boehner to file suit against President Barack Obama on a complaint that he had overstepped his legal authority, setting up a possible constitutional test and giving both parties a…
  • Jul 30

    New York City Police Unions Barred from Intervening in Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuit

    New York City Police Unions Barred from Intervening in Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuit
    A U.S. District Judge on Wednesday denied motions by the city's five police unions to be treated as defendants in the landmark stop-and-frisk lawsuit.
  • Jul 30

    States Hit Snags Giving Licenses to Undocumented Immigrant

    States Hit Snags Giving Licenses to Undocumented Immigrant
    DENVER—A law granting driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants is set to take effect Friday in Colorado, but the state is facing some challenges as it seeks to handle a wave of people interested in applying for the…
Rank this Week: 12

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 13

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Jul 30

    No appeal over Rolf Harris sex offences sentence – BBC New

    No appeal over Rolf Harris sex offences sentence – BBC New
    ‘Rolf Harris’s sex offences sentence will not be referred to the Court of Appeal, despite 150 complaints over its “leniency”, the attorney general’s office has said.’ Full story BBC News, 30th July 2014…
  • Jul 30

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk
    The School Governance (Constitution and Federations) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 The Sulphur Content of Liquid Fuels (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 The Home Loss Payments (Prescribed Amounts) (England)…
  • Jul 30

    ‘Skywalker’ signature rejected by passport officials – BBC New

    ‘Skywalker’ signature rejected by passport officials – BBC New
    ‘A woman who added “Skywalker” as a middle name has been told by passport officials her signature infringes a trademark.’ Full story BBC News, 30th July 2014 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
Rank this Week: 14

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    GETTING HER STRIPES

    GETTING HER STRIPES
    Someone needs to tell her mother! @ Times Square
  • Jul 30

    BOOZING IT WITH DARTH

    BOOZING IT WITH DARTH
    Darth Vader making small talk .... (Is that a minor sitting at the bar?)
  • Jul 30

    (NOT) LADY GAGA

    (NOT) LADY GAGA
    @ a Gaga concert
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 30

    Immigration Article of the Day: There and Back Again: On the Diffusion of Immigration Detention by Michael Flynn

    Immigration Article of the Day: There and Back Again: On the Diffusion of Immigration Detention by Michael Flynn
    There and Back Again: On the Diffusion of Immigration Detention by Michael Flynn, Global Detention Project Executive Summary From Mexico to the Bahamas, Mauritania to Lebanon, Turkey to Saudi Arabia, South Africa to Indonesia, Malaysia to…
  • Jul 30

    Humanitarian protection for unaccompanied children from Central America

    Humanitarian protection for unaccompanied children from Central America
    Jennifer Moore in Humanitarian protection for unaccompanied children from Central America powerfully writes: "For the unaccompanied children from Central America seeking refuge in the United States, humanitarian protection signifies that…
  • Jul 30

    Sonia Nazario on the Daily Show

    Sonia Nazario on the Daily Show
    The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook Watch Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique's Journey, on The Daily Show. KJ Related articles New Edition of Enrique's Journey Released Sonia…
Rank this Week: 16

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 17

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 29

    McDonald's Liable for Franchise ULPs?

    McDonald's Liable for Franchise ULPs?
    Richard Griffin, the NLRB's General Counsel, has decided to pursue unfair labor practice charges against both McDonald's and several of its franchise owners. The ULPs allege retaliation--such as firings and other punishments--because of…
  • Jul 29

    State Voters Allowed to Decide the Fate of Public-Sector Affirmative Action in Shuette

    State Voters Allowed to Decide the Fate of Public-Sector Affirmative Action in Shuette
    Following up on my last post regarding the latest ruling in Fisher, I’d like to continue the dialogue on the issue of public-sector affirmative action, and its relevance for the public workplace and other public domains, in light of the...
  • Jul 29

    Chamallas on Vicarious Liability in Tort and Title VII

    Chamallas on Vicarious Liability in Tort and Title VII
    Martha Chamallas has posted “Two Very Different Stories: Vicarious Liability Under Tort and Title VII Law,” forthcoming in the Ohio State Law Journal. In it, she argues against reading the common law of vicarious liability into Title VII.…
Rank this Week: 18

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
  • Jul 26

    Programming note

    Programming note
    Programming note: Each summer I take at least a week's vacation from work and from this blog. This summer, my vacation begins now. New posts will appear here on Monday, August 4, 2014. Readers are invited to follow me on Twitter at…
  • Jul 26

    "Hillary Clinton touts Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's memoir while visiting the Bronx"

    "Hillary Clinton touts Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's memoir while visiting the Bronx"
    "Hillary Clinton touts Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's memoir while visiting the Bronx": The New York Daily News has this report.
  • Jul 26

    "TPD pinpoints garage in Markel's death"

    "TPD pinpoints garage in Markel's death"
    "TPD pinpoints garage in Markel's death": Sean Rossman has this article in today's edition of The Tallahassee Democrat.
Rank this Week: 19

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 30

    Rules of Rollover

    Rules of Rollover
    Until recently, if you owned more than one IRA, you could rollover each once a year. However, thanks to a U.S. Tax Court opinion, IRA certificate of deposit rollovers could be “very risky” for older investors. The court ruled that...
  • Jul 30

    Inherited IRAs Protected by Some State

    Inherited IRAs Protected by Some State
    Some investors that are lucky enough to benefit from a nonspousal inherited IRA are better off living in some states than others. Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio and Texas are the only states where nonspousal…
  • Jul 30

    New Book: A Guide to International Estate Planning

    New Book: A Guide to International Estate Planning
    The American Bar Association section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law has recently published a book entitled, A Guide to International Estate Planning, Second Edition. Provided below is a synopsis of the updated and expanded book: With…
Rank this Week: 21

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 30

    The NCAA's 'Death Penalty' Sanction - Reasonable Self-Governance or an Illegal Group Boycott in Disguise?

    The NCAA's 'Death Penalty' Sanction - Reasonable Self-Governance or an Illegal Group Boycott in Disguise?
    Marc Edelman, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York ask The NCAA's 'Death Penalty' Sanction - Reasonable Self-Governance or an Illegal Group Boycott in Disguise? ABSTRACT: This Article examines why the NCAA…
  • Jul 30

    Luton Buses: Refusal to Supply and the Difficult Path to Economic Tests in Litigation (UK)

    Luton Buses: Refusal to Supply and the Difficult Path to Economic Tests in Litigation (UK)
    Paolo Siciliani, BBC explores Luton Buses: Refusal to Supply and the Difficult Path to Economic Tests in Litigation (UK). ABSTRACT: As appears in this case decided in the UK, refusal to supply cases are subject to a trade-off between…
  • Jul 30

    The Market for Keyword

    The Market for Keyword
    Kfir Eliaz, Brown University and Rani Spiegler, Tel Aviv University discuss The Market for Keywords. ABSTRACT: Can a competitive market implement an ideal search engine? To address this question, we construct a two-sided market model in which…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 23

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Jul 28

    Bay Area Memorial

    Bay Area Memorial
    Jonathan Simon, Malcolm Feeley, and Ashley Rubin have organized a small Bay Area gathering for Dan's friends at 4:30 p.m., this Wednesday, July 30, at Berkeley Law. You can email Jonathan (jsimon@law.berkeley.edu) or Malcolm…
  • Jul 28

    First MarkelFest! at SEALS

    First MarkelFest! at SEALS
    The first MarkelFest! will be at SEALS this Saturday, August 2, from 8:30-?, in Seaglass Lounge at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Continuing Dan's tradition of blog-sponsored conference get-togethers and now under a new moniker,…
  • Jul 28

    FSU Memoral at SEALS

    FSU Memoral at SEALS
    Florida State will sponsor a formal memorial program on Monday August 4, from 6:15-7:15 in Magnolia D. Approximately 50 people already have expressed interest in attending and/or speaking. If you have not responded and are interested in…
Rank this Week: 24

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 25

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Jul 26

    Law & Econ Workshops for Law Professors—Arlington, VA, and Duck Key, FL

    Law & Econ Workshops for Law Professors—Arlington, VA, and Duck Key, FL
    The Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law invites applications for three upcoming LEC Workshops for Law Professors: LEC Workshop for Law Professors on Austrian Law & Economics, Oct. 1-3, 2014 LEC-PERC…
  • Jul 26

    Innovation Economics—Chicago, IL

    Innovation Economics—Chicago, IL
    The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth (Northwestern Law) invites paper submissions for its Eighth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics, which will take place June 18-19, 2015. The submission deadline is Feb. 9, 2015.…
  • Jul 26

    Energy Regulation: Legal & Regulatory Issues, Obstacles & Opportunities in Electricity Markets—Chicago, IL

    Energy Regulation: Legal & Regulatory Issues, Obstacles & Opportunities in Electricity Markets—Chicago, IL
    The Searle Center on Law Regulation and Economic Growth (Northwestern Law) presents the Third Annual Conference on Energy Regulation: Legal and Regulatory Issues, Obstacles, and Opportunities in Electricity Markets Nov. 13-14, 2014. mw
Rank this Week: 26

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Jul 29

    Vermont Federal Death Sentence & Conviction Overturned

    Vermont Federal Death Sentence & Conviction Overturned
    The Federal District Court ruling in USA v. Fell is available, via Scribd. The Barre Montpelier Times Argus publishes the editorial, "A bedrock principle." The decision by U.S. District Judge William Sessions to overturn the 2005 conviction…
  • Jul 29

    Another Look at Judicial Override in Alabama

    Another Look at Judicial Override in Alabama
    "With Judges Overriding Death Penalty Cases, Alabama Is An Outlier," is the NPR report by Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza. When Courtney Lockhart was tried for murder in Alabama, the jury unanimously recommended a life sentence, but the judge…
  • Jul 29

    Kansas Reaction

    Kansas Reaction
    Today's Wichita Eagle publishes the editorial, "Court has serious job." The Kansas Supreme Court’s decision overturning the death sentences for Reginald and Jonathan Carr was a tough reminder that the justices’ job is not to be…
Rank this Week: 27

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    From 1 October UK will have exceptions for private copying, broader quotation and parody

    From 1 October UK will have exceptions for private copying, broader quotation and parody
    Following some fear [here and here] that UK Government could have decided not to introduce exceptions for private copying, broader quotation and parody into UK copyright after all, last month this blog reported that…
  • Jul 30

    A scoop ... of yoghurt!

    A scoop ... of yoghurt!
    Miffy just can't get enoughGreek yoghurt ..."Greek dairy company Fage wins yogurt case in Britain" is the headline of a piece of breaking news carried in Ekathimerini today. The yoghurt case in question is Fage UK Ltd & Another v…
  • Jul 29

    European Patent Reform: a high-power forum may be heading your way ...

    European Patent Reform: a high-power forum may be heading your way ...
    MIP: food for thoughtWhile interest in the governance of Eponia (the eponymous Central European fiefdom of the European Patent Office) runs gratifyingly high, as the comments posted to Merpel's Sunday night blogpost testify, a more serious…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 30

    Can a Tablet Replace Your Work PC?

    Can a Tablet Replace Your Work PC?
    Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said that 80-90% of his computer time is spent on an iPad. This comment lead tech journalist Mike Elgan to wonder: “Could 80 percent of the corporate workforce do 100 percent of their work on a…
  • Jul 30

    The Walk to Freedom

    The Walk to Freedom
    The World’s Columbian Exposition was an influential social and cultural event (“The Devil in the White City” from Erik Larson brilliantly communicates the vibrancy of the preparation of the Exposition). On October 9, 1893,…
  • Jul 30

    No Thank

    No Thank
    Ask any lawyer “How are you doing?” and invariably the response includes a comment to the effect of “I’m too busy.” Being overly busy seems to be a kind of occupational hazard for lawyers. Many of us possess a…
Rank this Week: 29

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 30

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    The reader polls so far: a summary of the result

    The reader polls so far: a summary of the result
    The chart below summarizes the reader poll conducted over the past month or so--all got between 1200 and 1700 responses, roughly. Readers can scroll through to find the precise wording, but in each case there were five choices: a "central,...
  • Jul 30

    Petition in support of Hanoch Sheinman

    Petition in support of Hanoch Sheinman
    I would urge readers to sign this well-crafted petition in support of Prof. Sheinman, drafted by philosophers Matthew Kramer (Cambridge) and Sergio Tenenbaum (Toronto).
  • Jul 30

    Plato in Michigan?

    Plato in Michigan?
    Jason Stanley (Yale) comments on "Detroit's Drought of Democracy."
Rank this Week: 31

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence. From The American Lawyer.

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/
  • May 4

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home
    If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am…
  • Apr 23

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal
    The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
  • Apr 23

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. 13-1371 Issue: (1) Whether disparate-impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act; and (2) if…
  • Jul 30

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Steven R. Shapiro (Part Six)

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Steven R. Shapiro (Part Six)
    What civil liberties challenges we face next, the importance of Edward Snowden, the “newness” of technology and thinking about civil liberties in a climate of fear, and the qualities a Supreme Court Justice will…
  • Jul 29

    Fisher challenges new college admissions ruling

    Fisher challenges new college admissions ruling
    Lawyers for Abigail Noel Fisher, who has been pursuing a lengthy court challenge to the use of race in admitting students to the University of Texas in Austin, on Tuesday asked the full Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a new…
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beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jul 30

    Stealing Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage: An Overview of 18 U.S.C. 1831 and 1832

    Stealing Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage: An Overview of 18 U.S.C. 1831 and 1832
    CRS - Stealing Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage: An Overview of 18 U.S.C. 1831 and 1832. Charles Doyle, Senior Specialist in American Public Law. July 25, 2014. “Stealing a trade secret is a federal crime when…
  • Jul 30

    Israel: Background and U.S. Relation

    Israel: Background and U.S. Relation
    CRS – Israel: Background and U.S. Relations. Jim Zanotti, Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs. July 22, 2014 “Periodic violence between Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip—including the Islamist group…
  • Jul 30

    Changing Growth Trends Carry New Global Spillover

    Changing Growth Trends Carry New Global Spillover
    “As the global economy shifts from crisis to recovery mode, the changing growth patterns—with advanced economies generally recovering and emerging markets slowing on a broad basis—carry new spillover risks, says the IMF…
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Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    The ABA Journal on LegalZoom

    The ABA Journal on LegalZoom
    Here's the article. Milan and I offer contrasting perspectives that largely resemble our earlier discussions here. In a nutshell, my take is that LegalZoom should be permitted to continue its work, but with some modest regulatory oversight,…
  • Jul 29

    More on red-lining (Cal. Opn. 2013-189)

    More on red-lining (Cal. Opn. 2013-189)
    A helpful reader reminded me that the recent COPRAC opinion 2013-189 on ethics in contract negotiation has a scenario based upon red-lining.
  • Jul 28

    What is going on at Clearspire?

    What is going on at Clearspire?
    Clearspire -- along with Axiom, LegalForce, VLP Law Group, Vista Law, Legal Force, and Paragon -- is one of the most interesting and innovative companies (law firms?) in the legal space. (John Dzienkowski published an excellent article about…
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Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jul 30

    FAN 25.1 (First Amendment News) — Mass. Gov. signs abortion buffer zone bill

    FAN 25.1 (First Amendment News) — Mass. Gov. signs abortion buffer zone bill
    The bill, titled an Act to Promote Public Safety and Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care Facilities, was signed earlier today by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. The law, which is effective immediately, allows a police to…
  • Jul 30

    Titles of Nobility Awarded by State

    Titles of Nobility Awarded by State
    There is a lot of tough news out there these days, so I thought I would try a light-hearted post.  I am an Admiral in the Nebraska Navy.  Folks from Nebraska know what this means, but for the rest of you “admiral” is an…
  • Jul 30

    FAN 25 (First Amendment News) — High Court again asked to intervene in state judicial election

    FAN 25 (First Amendment News) — High Court again asked to intervene in state judicial election
    If the State has a problem with judicial impartiality, it is largely one the State brought upon itself by continuing the practice of popularly electing judges. – Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (2002) The case is Williams-Yulee…
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FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 29

    French Regulator Says No To Networks' Request To Move Some Channels From Pay To Free TV

    French Regulator Says No To Networks' Request To Move Some Channels From Pay To Free TV
    Three French TV networks have failed to obtain official approval to move some of their channels from pay to free television, after regulatory agency Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel (CSA) said it thought the market for advertising was…
  • Jul 24

    Press Exceptionalism and the Religion Clause

    Press Exceptionalism and the Religion Clause
    RonNell Andersen Jones, Brigham Young University School of Law, is publishing Press Definition and the Religion Analogy in the Harvard Law Review Forum. Here is the abstract. In a Harvard Law Review Forum response to Professor Sonja West's…
  • Jul 24

    Prosecuting Politicians For Hate Speech in Finland

    Prosecuting Politicians For Hate Speech in Finland
    Heli Askola, Monash University Faculty of Law, is publishing `Taking the Bait? Lessons from a ‘Hate Speech' Prosecution, in the Canadian Journal of Law and Society (2014). Here is the abstract. This article uses one case study to explore…
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Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Should Your Settle or File Suit/Go to Trial?

    Should Your Settle or File Suit/Go to Trial?
    There are a variety of motivations that impact the victim’s decision to settle or go to trial. It is worth underscoring: it is the victim’s decision. It is not a decision for the attorneys or the family. The victim has to choose…
  • Jul 28

    Maryland Hospital Errors | How Many?

    Maryland Hospital Errors | How Many?
    The Baltimore Sun published an important front page article yesterday on hospital errors in Maryland. The premise of the article is a stunningly simple yet different approach to medical mistakes in Maryland hospitals.  It goes like…
  • Jul 22

    Anne Arundel County to Implement Electronic Court Filing

    Anne Arundel County to Implement Electronic Court Filing
    We have been hearing for some time about the Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) project that will eventually allow for electronic filings, allowing Maryland lawyers to get the same modern conveniences of electronic filing that we have…
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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
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Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Lawyers Not Plumbers, Where to Incorporate, Passport Delay

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Lawyers Not Plumbers, Where to Incorporate, Passport Delay
    With summer here, it feels like now is the time to get your travel in and capitalize on those PTO days before the weather turns. However, if you’re looking to travel internationally—and don’t already have a…
  • Jul 30

    How to get more people to share your law blog post

    How to get more people to share your law blog post
    Getting more people to share your law blog posts requires you to share other people’s posts and stories. Hubspot’s Sam Kusinitz (@sdkusin) posted seven ways to get more people to share your posts. Post at the right times –…
  • Jul 29

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Paperless HR, Paying in Bitcoin, Corruption in M&A

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Paperless HR, Paying in Bitcoin, Corruption in M&A
    What if you got paid in Bitcoin? I’d guess, for most of you—it’d be pretty annoying. But around the globe, there are actually people who would prefer it. Caroline Donelan of DLA Piper discusses the prospect today on The…
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IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 24

    Can better access to citizenship help resolve conflict and refugee crises in Africa’s Great Lakes Region?

    Can better access to citizenship help resolve conflict and refugee crises in Africa’s Great Lakes Region?
    The manifold problems of conflict and displacement in Africa’s Great Lakes region[1] seem as complex as they do intractable. After all, with the exception of Tanzania, all the countries in the region have generated refugees and…
  • Jul 24

    Introducing Lucy Hovil

    Introducing Lucy Hovil
    It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Dr. Lucy Hovil as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Lucy is the Senior Researcher for at the International Refugee Rights Initiative where, for the past six years, she has been…
  • Jul 24

    You go, ‘Grrls! (Part 2)

    You go, ‘Grrls! (Part 2)
    Over the past year, our contributors have had so many noteworthy accomplishments that we had to write two posts to fit them all (see Part 1 here). Congratulations to all! Rachel Anderson was promoted and is now a tenured full professor…
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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jul 30

    HTC One (M8) Review

    HTC One (M8) Review
    Tl/dr: I like this phone. I’ve had this phone for about two months and it has met or exceeded my expectations in just about every respect. I got the HTC One (M8) instead of the Samsung S5 primarily because my … Continue reading…
  • Jul 27

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott
    Fl. Governor Rick Scott doges questions in a 1995 deposition. It sort of encapsulizes a good bit of what is so awful about the guy. And he hasn’t changed: Scott is still dodging basic questions in 2014. Throw in the … Continue…
  • Jul 25

    More than 1.3 Million Spam

    More than 1.3 Million Spam
    That’s what I got this past year. That’s more than triple the previous year, and more than ten times what I got four years ago. The level has gotten so great that the blog crashes about once a day; it’s … Continue…
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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jul 30

    In the News & Around the Blogosphere

    In the News & Around the Blogosphere
    Amanda Bronstad, NLJ, Indictments for Two Former Attorneys General in Utah Oral Argument in the 11th Circuit on Don Siegleman, former governor, postponed to October 13, 2014 - two issues: 1)sentencing; 2) conflict of interest DOJ- Antitrust…
  • Jul 25

    In re Kellogg Brown & Root – Privilege, Internal Investigations, and International White Collar Crime – Part II of II

    In re Kellogg Brown & Root – Privilege, Internal Investigations, and International White Collar Crime – Part II of II
    In last week’s post, I discussed the recent case of In re Kellogg Brown & Root (“KBR”) from the perspective of privilege issues and internal investigations generally. Today, I would like to focus our consideration of the KBR case…
  • Jul 20

    Practice Notes: Sauce For The Goose

    Practice Notes: Sauce For The Goose
    I enjoy studying upward variance opinions, because they usually contain language and rules that can be used by the defense to support downward variances in other cases. This is true because, whatever specific factors are discussed, federal…
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ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jun 10

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka
    Intrigued by the production of several geo-remixed (a term borrowed from Ethan Zuckerman) videos in Sri Lanka of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ song, I penned an article for Groundviews. I submit, Happiness is clearly present and…
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